Payne Dailey wrote:If it wasn't for the great flag football injury he'd be going in the third round, for a keeper I'll take Berkman.
Exactly. Berkman is a .300 30/100/100/10 guy on an average year, Wells is .280/25/100/100/5.
Where are you getting those numbers on Wells? He was derailed by injuries last year (.272-23-67-82). He had a breakout 2003, hitting .317-33-117-118-4. The low SBs can be attributed to the superb lineup he was in...and the team's philosophy. He'll run this year. I'd say he'll approach 20 SBs. Wells is only 26, so he's entering his prime years. He should get back to if not improve his 2003 numbers. I doubt his BA can be that good, but he may add power to get to 35. The only concern I have with Vernon is his lack of protection, but he has incredible talent. Thus, the RBI/R marks won't be as good as his 2003 numbers. But, his "personal" numbers that are based on his true performance will continue improving. In a keeper, it's Wells by a landslide.
I have Wells at .305-32-95-100-18
Berkman is out for a month or two. Taking that into consideration (Berk would've only been slightly above Wells in my projection), V-Dub is the better pick.